Saturday, November 05, 2016

Before I fall back into the

'blow nose, pee again, drink more' haze, I want to get today's data posted.

When you're really tired of thieves

After falling victim to no less than seven break-ins last summer, the owner of a second hand auto parts business in Montserrat, Spain, has replaced his guard dogs with a pair of ‘toro bravos’, a Spanish breed of bull used in bullfighting, to roam the property and deter potential intruders.
So instead of maybe bitten by a guard dog, you can get gored by a fighting bull.  If that doesn't do it...

If you want clear thoughts,

go somewhere else today.  Go to bed:
You're cold, pull over a blanket.
Get hot, throw it off.
Blow nose again.
Pee again.
Drink some more.
Attempt to sleep.
Repeat the above, sequence may vary.

Something later.  When maybe it won't take five tries to type things without errors.

Friday, November 04, 2016

Despite illness,

There is information to be studied, and scrutinized

I seem to have been caught by some microorganism, so no witty commentary

while my head is stuffed and running both.  So:
From the People's Republic of Seattle, as Michael Williamson puts it, "We don't spy on you. We contract that out so it's not Big Brother."

For the second time in just over a year, one East Providence police chief is in hot water for infringing on citizens’ Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. 

The Rhode Island Supreme Court has issued an order faulting Chief Christopher J. Parella for improperly denying residents licenses to carry concealed weapons and failing to abide by the court’s previous ruling.
There ought to be some criminal charge for knowingly violating the court's order that way, not to mention they should sue his ass off.

A 62-year-old SpecOps vet working with the Kurds.
The line they oversee straddles the ISIS corridor to Syria, and is a key supply route to reinforce Mosul with both men and equipment. Yet even as the long-awaited move to retake Mosul is underway, the western front has been largely unguarded by the coalition of Iraqi army, Kurdish forces, Shia militia and U.S. advisersworking together against ISIS.

“Conventional military wisdom says you encircle your enemy and defeat him," Shumock said. "For some reason, they’ve left the western side of Mosul all the way to Syria open, and, as the general told you, we see 500 vehicles moving every day, resupplying Mosul and Tal Afar. And there’s nothing we can do.”
Gee, I wonder why...

Obamacare: working as planned and screwing people so they'll plead for the .gov to do 'something more'.

Gangster government
Federal Election Commissioner Ann Ravel wished to step down until she met with President Barack Obama in early 2016, who persuaded her to stay on board through the November election in return for two favors, a senior federal government official has told The Daily Caller.

Ravel, a Democrat, told the senior government official about the arrangement in private and even showed the official pictures of her and Obama in The White House. The official told TheDC Ravel had wished to step down and move back to California before the Jan. 28 White House meeting. Obama told Ravel she could move back and do most of her work from California and that she would be supported in her effort to replace California Attorney General Kamala Harris as Attorney General if Harris were to win her Senate election.

Right now, Rolling Stone and Erdely are feeling like Gawker, and they deserve every bit of it.

And now, if you'll excuse me, I've got to blow my nose with about half a box of keenex.

I'm sure someone will inform us that "This means NOTHING, just part of the plot against Her Majesty!"

Newly discovered emails that the FBI initially said may be "pertinent" to its investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server do relate to her tenure as secretary of State, a source told CBS News Thursday.

A U.S. official told CBS News that the emails are not duplicates of documents previously reviewed during the investigation into Clinton's private email server. They were reportedly found on the computer of Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of Clinton's top aide Huma Abedin. 
So this stuff isn't even on her unsecured private server, it's on the laptop being used both by Weiner and Abedin.  Can you say 'idiotic'?  Also, can you say 'available to someone with no security clearance for it'?

You want ongoing corruption?
As TruthRevolt previously reported, the IRS began to slowly approve the tax-exempt statuses for groups stuck in the system for the last seven years but has been in no hurry to do so. But as Jossey states, “The IRS scandal never ended, because the behavior never stopped. More importantly, the structural forces that nurtured it—piqued politicians demanding agencies ‘do something’ in accord with political objectives, and like-minded, eager-to-please career employees manning those agencies—means a repeat is not just predictable, it’s inevitable. In fact, it may already be occurring.”

The Obama administration promised that John Koskinen’s role at the IRS would be that of a “turnaround artist”; however, he has been nothing more than a “scam artist” as Jossey explains:
The same Koskinen who, the other day, insisted that 'we need to put this behind us, and you need to give us lots more money.'

And we're supposed to trust the IRS to be even-handed and non-partisan.  Guess how well that's working?

Who didn't know what, again?
WikiLeaks released a 2014 email conversation between Clinton and her current campaign Chairman John Podesta about the tactical situation in Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East.

In what until today was the latest available email in the chain, Clinton stated that "there may be opportunities as the Iraqi piece improves." She also asked Podesta if he had "any idea whose fighters attacked Islamist positions in Tripoli, Libya," which was "worth analyzing for future purposes," according to Clinton.

Podesta quickly recognized the conversation shouldn't be happening on Gmail and Clinton's "clintonemail" server. "Yes and interesting but not for this channel," he warned.
Another email dumped by WikiLeaks Thursday suggests Podesta was warned in 2008 about the dangers of communicating sensitive information on unsecured servers.

"I was struck by the memo partly because it was first I had heard of it but much more because it was a sensitive doc bumping around on public email addresses," Denis McDonough, President Obama's first chief of staff, wrote to fellow transition team member Daniel Tarullo on Nov. 3, 2008, "There is a very real threat to the security of our documents," he said.

I need a break.  From everything.  In that spirit, I present you with
A U.S. Park Police officer shot himself in the foot Thursday after being attacked by a raccoon in Northwest D.C., according to officials.

Police say the officer was trying to get the raccoon off him when he shot himself. The officer was taken to the hospital and police say the injuries are not life-threatening.

Thursday, November 03, 2016